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2021 Season


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   THIS WEEK IN ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL




AHSFHS.org Report
(Oct. 16, 2021)

Week Nine


Just two weeks remain in the regular season before the playoffs begin. Here are a few tidbits from this week's action in Alabama.

   *   How do we start this week without mentioning that Geraldine (5-3) upset Fyffe Friday night by a score of 20-19. It snaps the nation's longest winning streak at 51 games. It also stops a string of 43 consecutive region wins and 64 straight regular season games. Fyffe had not lost a game since November 2017.

   *   In key matchups this week, Catholic Montgomery ran over Trinity 52-7, Guntersville got by Boaz 45-17, Clay-Chalkville outscored Pinson Valley by a score of 42-23 and Fairhope defeated Baker 27-17 in a key 7A contest.

   *   Many teams have wrapped up region championships already.
        7A - Central Phenix City, James Clemens
        6A - Saraland, Opelika, Helena, Hueytown, Mt. Brook, Clay-Chalkville, Hartselle
        5A - UMS-Wright, Central Clay County, Pleasant Grove, Guntersville, Russellville
        4A - St. James, American Christian, Northside, Madison Academy, Brooks
        3A - T.R. Miller, Montgomery Academy, Catholic Montgomery, Winfield, Lauderdale County
        2A - Clarke County, Lanett, Midfield, Spring Garden, Mars Hill
        1A - Brantley, Sweet Water, Keith, Maplesville, Wadley, Pickens County, Cedar Bluff

   *   Upsets this week include; Rogers over West Limestone 14-13, Anniston over Handley 28-27, Elba over Ariton 41-25 and Straughn over Alabama Christian 19-17.

   *   Only one forfeit this week as J.F. Shields sat the week out due to Covid concerns handing a victory to Central Hayneville.

   *   The Vigor and Williamson game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium was stopped with less than six minutes remaining after gunshots were fired outside the stadium. Come on people. Act like human beings when students and players are around at these high school events. This is happening way too often this year. The game will resume likely Monday.

   *   Alabama is 28-33 against out-of-state competition in 2021. That includes 11-9 against Georgia, 8-8 against Florida, 6-5 against Tennessee but 2-11 against Mississippi.

   *   Helena and James Clemens continue to put up victories and are 9-0 on the season. It is the first time for each of these schools. James Clemens will try to wrap up their first undefeated regular season next week against Albertville. The Huskies of Helena will have to wait a week before doing the same against a very good UMS-Wright team in Mobile.

   *   The top ranked Thompson Warriors continue to roll toward the playoffs after defeating Oak Mountain 48-0. The Warriors have outscored eight opponents 448-26 and have won 27 straight games.

   *   Catholic Montgomery (9-0) continues to dominate every opponent. The Knights have shutout six opponents and outscored them all 445-20.

   *   Class 7A region three is proving once again to be among the strongest in the state in 2021. They are 16-4 against non-region opponents. The top five teams are 14-0.

   *   Not far behind is 1A region four with a non-region record of 17-6. Half of those losses belong to Barbour County.

   *   On the other end resides 5A region 3. The seven schools are 4-17 against non-region foes and only Demopolis and Selma are above the .500 mark this year.

   *   Hoover has been ranked by the ASWA for an amazing 240 consecutive polls dating back to the 2000 season. The Bucs rolled over rival Tuscaloosa County 49-7. Next week the game of the year will be played in Hoover as the Bucs take on the top ranked Thompson Warriors.

   *   Two top ranked teams fell as Fyffe lost to Geraldine and Handley lost to Anniston.

   *   Fyffe saw a string of fifty-one consecutive victories end in a loss to Geraldine. The Thompson Warriors take over the lead with a 27 game winning streak. That will be in jeopardy next week against Hoover.

   *   Columbia is in the middle of a sixty-one game losing streak following a 69-6 loss to Decatur Friday night. the Eagles close out the season next week against Hazel Green.

   *   Fyffe also had a streak of 43 consecutive region wins snapped. Lanett will take over from here with a string of 32 straight region victories.

   *   Brindlee Mountain has lost 55 consecutive region games after an open date this week. The Lions close out region play next week against Plainview.

   *   The Fyffe Red Devils also saw their 64 consecutive regular season winning streak stopped. That is the state record. Pike Road now has the longest streak with a 27 game regular season winning streak.

   *   Fyffe has also put together a string of 52 consecutive home wins. That streak remains intact. Their next home contest will be against Scottsboro in their season finale.

   *   Fyffe had their road winning streak halted at 19 consecutive road games. Guntersville and Alexandria both have the longest road winning streaks now at ten games. Thompson has a nine game road winning streak.

   *   Fyffe extended their streak of consecutive games scoring. They are currently sitting on a string of 286 games without being shutout. T.R. Miller sits atop this list with a string of 354 games.

   *   Trent Taylor, the head football coach at Andalusia, will be looking for win number 250 next week when the Bulldogs take on Carroll on the road. During his 34 year career at Kinston, Straughn and Andalusia Coach Taylor has a record of 249-144. The Bulldogs lost to Greenville 28-20.

   *   Hugh Fountain at Escambia Academy will also be shooting for win number 250 in his career next week when the Cougars take on Southern Academy at home. His career has spanned 34 years at Evergreen, W.S. Neal, Charles Henderson prior to Escambia Academy. His overall record stands at 249-132.

   *   Steve Meek, the head football coach at Decatur Heritage Christian, won the 100th game of his career as the Eagles romped Cherokee 47-0. His record in sixteen years is 100-74. Prior to his current job he served as the head football coach at Lawrence County from 1990-1994.

   *   Fairfield joined the 500 win club as the Tigers took care of Ramsay 28-24 Friday night. The team now has an overall record of 500-441-26 since first fielding a football team in 1923.

   *   Winterboro will forfeit their first game of the year to Vincent according to the AHSAA.


Team approaching the 500 win club
  497  -  Marion County  (497-455-45)
  492  -  Southern Choctaw  (492-362-24)

Coaches approaching the 100 win club
  99  -  Wade Waldrop (Florence)  (99-73)
  99  -  Roger McDonald (Dadeville)  (99-68)
  98  -  Bobby Parrish (Cottage Hill Christian)  (98-62)
  96  -  Lance Reese (Guntersville)  (96-36)
  96  -  Gene Hill (Sardis)  (96-91)
  96  -  Jack French (Faith Academy)  (96-47) - Also won 195 games in Mississippi
  96  -  Ryan Lolley (Gordo)  (96-17)



Team Records

Points scored in a game

 * Jackson Academy set a team record in a win 71-14 over Meadowview Christian tying the previous record set when they defeated Warrior Academy 71-20 on 10/6/2006.

 * Lanett set a team record in a win 71-8 over Randolph County breaking the previous record set in a victory over Central Hayneville 70-14 on 11/2/2007.



Points allowed in a game

 * Etowah set a team record in a 70-10 loss to Lipscomb Academy TN tying the previous record set in a loss to Gadsden 70-6 on 11/5/1982.

 * Homewood set a team record in a 49-14 loss to Mountain Brook tying the previous record set in a loss to Hillcrest Tuscaloosa 49-19 on 8/21/2020.

 * Snook Christian set a team record in a 69-0 loss to Sparta Academy breaking the previous record set in a loss to Jackson Academy 67-7 on 9/3/2021.



Margin of Victory in a game

 * Sparta Academy set a team record by defeating Snook Christian 69-0 breaking the previous record set when they defeated Lakeside 60-0 on 10/17/1997.



Margin of Defeat in a game

 * Snook Christian set a team record in a loss 69-0 to Sparta Academy breaking the previous record set when they lost to Jackson Academy 65-0 on 9/4/2020.

 * Dothan High set a team record in a loss 49-13 to Auburn tying the previous record set when they lost to Central Phenix City 48-12 on 10/15/2021.



Points Scored by Both Teams in a Game

 * Jeff Davis set a team record in a loss 60-40 to Enterprise breaking the previous record set in a loss to Moseley FL 56-31 on 9/5/2008.



Teams with current school record winning streaks

 * Thompson has won a team record 27 consecutive games since 11/8/2019.


Teams with current school record losing streaks

 * Columbia has lost a team record 61 consecutive games since 10/23/2015.
 * Brindlee Mountain has lost a team record 41 consecutive games since 10/6/2017.
 * Meadowview Christian has lost a team record 39 consecutive games since 10/6/2017.
 * Curry has lost a team record 32 consecutive games since 10/19/2018.
 * A.L. Johnson has lost a team record 26 consecutive games since 10/19/2018.
 * Sumter Central has lost a team record 22 consecutive games since 10/18/2019.
 * Tarrant has lost a team record 12 consecutive games since 10/2/2020.
 * Park Crossing has lost a team record 11 consecutive games since 10/16/2020.
 * Jemison has lost a team record 10 consecutive games since 10/23/2020.
 * Spain Park has lost a team record 7 consecutive games since 8/27/2021.


Teams that set a record for most wins in a season

 * Asbury set a team record with a 2-6 record. That tops the previous mark of 1-9-0 in 2020.

 * Banks Academy set a team record with a 6-3 record. That ties the previous mark of 6-4-0 in 2019.

 * Helena set a team record with a 9-0 record. That ties the previous mark of 9-2-0 in 2019.

 * Kinston set a team record with a 6-3 record. That ties the previous mark of 6-5-0 in 2014.

 * Orange Beach set a team record with a 6-2 record. That tops the previous mark of 3-6-0 in 2020.

 * Randolph set a team record with a 8-1 record. That tops the previous mark of 7-4-0 in 2018.

 * St. Michael set a team record with a 5-2 record. That tops the previous mark of 2-7-0 in 2020.

 * Valiant Cross Academy set a team record with a 2-4 record. That ties the previous mark of 2-8-0 in 2020.

 * Whitesburg Christian set a team record with a 2-6 record. That ties the previous mark of 2-8-0 in 2020.



Teams that set a record for most losses in a season

 * Park Crossing set a team record with a 0-8 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 5-8-0 in 2019.

 * Spain Park set a team record with a 1-7 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 3-7-0 in 2002.



Teams that set a record for most points scored in a season

 * Asbury set a team record by scoring 141 points. That tops the previous mark of 128 points set in 2020.

 * Orange Beach set a team record by scoring 275 points. That tops the previous mark of 182 points set in 2020.

 * St. Michael set a team record by scoring 247 points. That tops the previous mark of 242 points set in 2019.



Teams that set a record for most points allowed in a season

 * Daleville set a team record by allowing 471 points. That tops the previous mark of 434 points set in 2020.

 * Gaston set a team record by allowing 474 points. That tops the previous mark of 438 points set in 2019.

 * Huffman set a team record by allowing 389 points. That tops the previous mark of 388 points set in 2011.

 * Randolph County set a team record by allowing 376 points. That tops the previous mark of 343 points set in 1999.



Teams off to great starts in 2021
 * Helena has never started 9-0 in a season.
 * James Clemens has never started 9-0 in a season.
 * Lauderdale County last started a season 9-0 in 1973.
 * Sparta Academy last started a season 7-0 in 1991.



Teams off to slow starts in 2021
 * Ashford last started a season 0-8 in 1969.
 * Elmore County last started a season 0-8 in 1991.
 * Jemison has never started 0-8 in a season.
 * LeFlore last started a season 0-8 in 1977.
 * Southern Academy last started a season 0-8 in 1993.
 * Tarrant last started a season 0-7 in 1997.
 * Washington County last started a season 0-8 in 1991.



Teams off to good starts in 2021
 * Keith last started a season 6-1 in 1969.
 * Priceville has never started 7-1 in a season.
 * Randolph has never started 8-1 in a season.
 * Southern Prep Academy last started a season 7-1 in 1966.
 * Southside Selma last started a season 7-1 in 1989.
 * Sumiton Christian last started a season 7-1 in 1999.



Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Etowah defeated Oxford 69-63 in 1991 to set a state record for most points scored by both teams in a playoff game.